Graham, Georgia

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Graham, Georgia
City
Location in Appling County and the state of Georgia
Location in Appling County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 31°49′59″N 82°30′13″W / 31.83306°N 82.50361°W / 31.83306; -82.50361Coordinates: 31°49′59″N 82°30′13″W / 31.83306°N 82.50361°W / 31.83306; -82.50361
Country United States
State Georgia
County Appling
Area
 • Total 1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 • Land 1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 240 ft (73 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 291
 • Density 167/sq mi (64.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 31513
Area code(s) 912
FIPS code 13-34260[1]
GNIS feature ID 0331846[2]

Graham is a city in Appling County, Georgia, United States. The population was 291 at the 2010 census.[3]

History[edit]

The first settler in present-day Graham was Seaborn Hall, Jr., a farmer with extensive land holdings in the area, who opened a general store in 1866. Years later after the railroad was completed through the county, another farmer and large landowner, Middleton Graham, donated the land for railroad station Number 8 and the city of Graham, which was named in his honor.

The city of Graham was incorporated locally in 1897. Graham was officially granted a charter by the state legislature in 1991.

Geography[edit]

Graham is located at 31°49′59″N 82°30′13″W / 31.83306°N 82.50361°W / 31.83306; -82.50361 (31.832940, -82.503631).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.5 km2), all land.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 312 people, 120 households, and 90 families residing in the city. The population density was 178.5 people per square mile (68.8/km²). There were 132 housing units at an average density of 75.5 per square mile (29.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 52.88% White, 45.83% African American, 0.96% from other races, and 0.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.96% of the population.

There were 120 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,438, and the median income for a family was $30,909. Males had a median income of $26,667 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,270. About 20.0% of families and 24.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.3% of those under age 18 and 25.0% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Graham city, Georgia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.